Micro Antivirus 2009

Posted: September 10, 2008

Micro Antivirus 2009 Description

ScreenshotMicro Antivirus 2009, also known as MicroAntivirus 2009, is a rogue anti-virus program that displays a fake icon on your system tray stating that your computer is infected with spyware. Micro Antivirus 2009 will use fake security messages to urge you to download their software and will prompt you into purchasing the full version of Micro Antivirus 2009. Micro Antivirus 2009 is part of the same family of rogue anti-spyware programs as Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008 and Ultimate Antivirus 2008.

Micro Antivirus 2009 may try to download itself by using drive-by download methods. Micro Antivirus 2009 will also launch on every Windows startup and may display excessive popup ads. Micro Antivirus 2009 may be difficult to remove manually because it has the ability to recreate itself.


File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name File Size (bytes) File Hash
    1 0000005378.exe 881,092 7abaaf6a7798231835eb709b87a11bb7
    2 c:\Documents and Settings\[USERPROFILE]\Desktop\MicroAntivirus.lnk N/A N/A
    3 c:\Program Files\MicroAntivirus N/A N/A
    4 c:\Program Files\MicroAntivirus\microAV.cpl N/A N/A
    5 c:\Program Files\MicroAntivirus\microAV.exe N/A N/A
    6 c:\Program Files\MicroAntivirus\microAV.ooo N/A N/A
    7 c:\Program Files\MicroAntivirus\microAV0.dat N/A N/A
    8 c:\Program Files\MicroAntivirus\microAV1.dat N/A N/A
    9 c:\WINDOWS\system32\MicroAV.cpl N/A N/A
    10 install_511_MHwzNHwwfHx8fHx8fHw_[1].exe 882,896 a592d4611d839079b9024a7618e0ce65
    11 Micro Antivirus 2009.lnk N/A N/A
    12 Micro Antiviurs 2009.lnk N/A N/A
    13 Micro Antiviurs 2009.url N/A N/A
    14 MicroAntivirus.lnk N/A N/A
    15 microAV.cpl N/A N/A
    16 microAV.exe 407,040 18b8244abb90ad457729dc932b96a80f
    17 microav.exe 397,312 ab28803a4ba13061c2a786b4d967b300
    18 MicroAVSetup[1].exe 1,052,373 4564d990235d776b1cb8a3746c286cff

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiVirusHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MicroAVHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ANTIVIRUS"HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.keyHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ANTIVIRUS"

Additional Information on Micro Antivirus 2009

  • The following paths were detected:
    # Path
    1 %ProgramFiles%\microantivirus
    2 %ProgramFiles%\MicroAV

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